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Manchester United have reportedly been told to pay more if they want to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente in the summer. According to the publication from the stables of Spanish newspaper Marca, Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Llorente who has become a key player for the Rojiblancos this season. It was stated that Manchester United will have to pay the £103 release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract for the Spanish club to sanction a move to the Premier League for the Spanish international. Llorente was formerly a Real Madrid player before he signed for rivals Atletico Madrid at the start of the last campaign. The player had to leave Real Madrid for regular playing time after he was given limited playing time at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Marcos Llorente has scored nine goals and also added eight assists for Atletico Madrid this term and he’s the second leading goalscorer for the club behind Luis Suarez, who has 19 goals in the league. Recent reports claimed that Manchester United have made a bid of around £68.5m but it will take more than that if the Red Devils want to sign him this summer.

Paul Pogba’s attitude does not help Manchester United – Andy Mitten

Football expert Andy Mitten has said that Manchester United should consider the sale of midfielder Paul Pogba, given he does not represent with the right attitude. The Red Devils only managed a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season and much of the blame was put on Pogba despite the fact that he was the club’s top-scorer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mitten said that the situation of Pogba has been an unedifying mess. He added that the midfielder has not lived up to the expectations due to the inconsistency and the club would be better off without the France international, he told: “It’s an unedifying mess. Pogba joined Manchester United in 2016 to make Manchester United great again.

Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent Manchester United job

France international Paul Pogba believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the permanent managerial role at Manchester United after reviving the club’s fortunes during the backend of the season. The Red Devils were lying 11 points behind the Champions League positions when Jose Mourinho was sacked from the helm in December but Ole has managed to reverse their league form to the extent that they are within the cusp of the top four.

Speaking to reporters, Pogba highlighted that everyone within Manchester United wants Ole to stay put, given the bright vein of form under his interim management. He added that he has a good relationship with the Norwegian and the same goes for other teammates within the first-team squad.

Marcus Rashford aiming for consistency after bagging Player of the Month award

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is aiming for consistency with his performances after bagging the Premier League Player of the Month award for January. The England international has witnessed a change in fortunes since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took temporary charge of the club in December and during this period, he has amassed six goals from just eight league matches.

Due to this, he managed to outclass a number of top players including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to the monthly gong and speaking after receiving the award, he was pleased to have helped the club in the progress. He added that consistency remains key during the forthcoming months with the Red Devils aiming to propel to the top four in the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer open to permanent Manchester United job

Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that he would prefer a permanent deal with the Red Devils once his caretaker role concludes at the end of the campaign. The Norwegian was recruited from Molde on a short-term deal for the season after the Red Devils took the decision to axe Jose Mourinho from the head coach position.

Speaking to reporters, Solskjaer highlighted that he savours the dream of managing United for the long-term but he is nonetheless pleased to have got the opportunity to coach the club for the remainder of the ongoing campaign, he said: “I understand there are so many managers that would love to be manager of Manchester United. I am one of them, but it is not something we have talked about. I didn’t think twice when they called me to sign me as a player and this is an honour and privilege to be helping the club for a few months.”

Paul Pogba non-committal about his Manchester United future

Manchester United Paul Pogba has refused to confirm that his long-term future could lie at Old Trafford. The France international has come for criticism over his inconsistent performances this campaign but he has still managed to notch six goals and a further 12 assists for United across all competitions.

Speaking in an interview with Canal Plus, Pogba was asked about his long-term future with United to which he replied: “We are never sure of anything but contractually it’s sure, yes. I can never look far into the future. It also depends how it goes with the club, how things work out. I grew up with a father and a mother who were Marseille supporters. Paris (PSG) was never really part of my daily life. But later on, yes why not play at the Parc des Princes? It’s a great pitch and a nice stadium.”